Aman Vasishth- Actor’s life is no cakewalk. I wake up every day with a thought, how long before I can make my name?

“The struggles of Mumbai are real. Life literally moves so fast here. But there’s no better struggle than walking into the film industry and thinking about auditions every single morning [pun intended].

I still remember that day like it was yesterday when I freshly graduated from college, although clueless about future but one firm thought in my head – my career in theatre. I took the first train to Mumbai and joined a theatre group to keep myself in touch with acting.

Life in Mumbai was pretty hard at the start. It was difficult to stay positive when I had to balance my bills along with the struggle to get a break in the industry. Fortunately, I got my first TV serial just after 2 years of struggle, “Nagarjun Ek Yodha” (which was suspended after a year) but it gave me a huge hike in my career and thank heavens, I was offered a huge project. Yes, a break which is a dream for every single actor.

I got the opportunity to work with Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in Raazi. I was asked to play the role of young “Nikhil Bakshi” who barely had any dialogues but I couldn’t care less. I was desperate to get any sort of acting work to justify my move to Mumbai.

When I walked into the rehearsal room filled with famous personalities like Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, and Jaideep Ahlawat, my heart started racing faster. The rehearsal session took 4 hours to complete and I was elated by the way I delivered my dialogues. Meghna mam and Jaideep Sir congratulated me for the break and welcomed me to the team with open arms. I was thrilled.

Since then, I have come a long way. There are many hurdles and challenges in an actor’s life. It’s no cakewalk. I am doing what I always dreamt of. Yet, I wake up every day with a thought, how long before I can make my name? and then the voice in my head answers – Soon, Very Soon!”

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